It is time for a new legendary card rankings for all the legendary cards in Clash Royale! We will be having a power ranking, 15-1, of the legendary cards in Clash Royale as of November 2018. As many of you know, I have done this ranking before, back in August, with the same 15 cards. The top 5 cards then, in order, were log, miner, inferno dragon, mega knight, and royal ghost. Let’s see how much those rankings were shaken up over the past couple balance changes and updates!
You can view the old ranking here: https://clashfordummies.com/2018/08/26/clash-royale-legendary-card-rankings-august-2018/
How the Legendary Cards are Ranked
When ranking these cards we put a lot of thought and effort into what makes the best legendary card the best. We are considering a variety of different ways to rank which are order in importance as follows:
- Cost/Damage Ratio (is the card worth it?)
- Strength on defense and offense
So now that you know what we are judging on, lets go ahead and get into the rankings, starting with number 15!
Note: Text color indicates which way the card is trending in regard to the August rankings.
Legendary Card Rankings
#15- Magic Archer
We all know the story… the November 2018 balance changes absolutely KILLED the magic archer and as a result, he is going to rank at the very bottom of our legendary card rankings. The speed at which the magic archer retargets is absolutely painful and immediately needs attention in order to get him back to the level he was originally at. No idea why this card was nerfed…
Believe it or not, this is the ONLY time that sparky has not been ranked last in the legendary card rankings. Sparky is still one of the worst cards in Clash Royale, but shows how bad the magic archer is that it ranked below sparky. Every rankings I hope that some sort of buff or rework comes to sparky, but nothing ever happens. Maybe by February something will change.
Honestly, graveyard is doing alright for where it is at right now. With the December 2018 balance changes and the freeze buff, graveyard is almost certain to see more playing time across arenas. Right now, graveyard is an underused option simply because it can be countered way too easily. When freeze is combined with it though, it should be MUCH harder to counter!
#12- Lava Hound
LavaLoon decks are definitely making a comeback, so pay no attention to the lava hound’s still low ranking. Legendary cards are super competitive and basically all of them are great. The lava hound is definitely being used more and more in the current meta, especially with the introduction of the electro-dragon as yet another support card for the hound.
One of the original two legendaries is still missing out on a top 10 ranking. A buff to the dart goblin in the November balance changes didn’t help the princess as that is her main replacement card. However, the princess is still the premiere long range attacker in Clash Royale, being able to splash down a ton of different cards in our bait heavy meta.
Obviously, the drop that the electro-wizard is seeing comes primarily from the introduction of the electro-dragon being the main zap reset card in the meta. With zappies and the electro-dragon now being in the game, the electro-wizard isn’t as special as he used to be. In the fireball bait meta we have though, the electro-wizard is definitely going to be towards the top of that.
#9- Inferno Dragon
The inferno tower received a buff in the November balance changes, which led it to taking a little bit of the inferno dragon’s fire. Even without that buff, the inferno dragon has been falling, as the electro dragon adds another card that can reset it. In these legendary card rankings, inferno dragon is going to be the biggest faller, going down 6 spots to #9.
#8- Mega Knight
Right now, PEKKA and golem are undeniably the best tank cards in the current meta. This has made the mega knight suffer a little bit, but he is still a decent option to lead your charges. With battle ram being one of the best cards in the game, its synergy with the mega knight is only going to lead the mega knight to rise up a little bit more.
#7- Night Witch
I feel like this is the point in Clash Royale where the witch and the night witch have been the most equal. Before, either the night witch or witch has been ridiculously better, but it has evened out more. The problem with the night witch is that she only really shines in golem decks; there needs to be another deck archetype for her to really become meta again.
#6- Royal Ghost
Thankfully, the royal ghost received a nerf in the November balance changes, otherwise it would have been the #1 legendary card in Clash Royale. Still, the royal ghost is a solid option as a secondary tank card, being a tough counter without ending in a negative elixir trade. Right now, he is in a good place; hopefully no more buffs or nerfs come soon.
Surprisingly, the lumberjack is actually going to crack into the top 5 for the first time since February in our rankings. The lumberjack has never been in a better place in the rankings, fitting in well with a variation of different decks, not just golem decks. The rage spell he drops makes delayed pushes key when using him and even the lumberjack itself can deal hundreds of HP of damage.
#4- Ice Wizard
In these rankings, the ice wizard is going to be the biggest riser, moving up 9 spots to the number 4 ranking. After being chosen for a buff in the October balance changes, the ice wizard has been one of the best support cards in Clash Royale, fitting in perfectly in many different decks, especially hog or royal giant decks. We will see what the December change to him does…
The distance between the top 3 legendary cards in this ranking is so close that with even a little bit of change, any one of them could have been #1. Unfortunately, bandit is going to receive the #3 rankings, just being edged out. The bandit can fit into so many different decks, and for three elixir might be one of the most reliable ways to get a ton of damage for so cheap.
Just barely missing out on the #1 spot in the miner, which has been consistently at the top of the legendary rankings for a long time. There is no doubt about it that the miner provides some insane value, giving a ton of chip damage for 3 elixir. This can be a perfect mini-tank too, which can protect some half dead troops and deal a thousand damage overall on the tower!
And somehow, despite all of the changes in the legendary card rankings and the rise of the barbarian barrel as a replacement, the log maintains its number one ranking. Even with the barbarian barrel being as prevalent as it is, the log is still the #4 spell based on usage, behind barbarian and just barely behind fireball and zap. It was close but I give the edge to the log.
So that is going to wrap it up for our legendary card rankings for November of 2018! Stay tuned soon to see how all of our rankings change in a couple months. Thanks for reading and comment below what you think of the rankings!
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